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Police issue traffic plan for Saudi crown prince’s arrival

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad Traffic Police (ITP) has chalked out a special traffic diversion plan for the Federal Capital in the wake of two-day official visit of a high level Saudi delegation to Pakistan starting from Feb 16 (Saturday), ARY News reported.

The Saudi delegation led by the Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman and including members of the Saudi Royal family, key ministers and leading businessmen will reach Islamabad tomorrow.

As per the traffic diversion plan, heavy traffic coming from Lahore to Islamabad will not be allowed to enter the capital from Rawat ‘T’ Cross. However, it could use Soan Garden, Katchehry Chowk and Peshawar Road from Saddar Rawalpindi as an alternative route to enter the Federal Capital.

Likewise, the entry of heavy traffic from Kak Pul towards Koral Chowk Islamabad Expressway would remain shut down on February 16-17. The motorists will use the route consisting of Kak Pul, PWD, Soan Garden, Katchehry Road and Peshawar Road to enter Islamabad.

Similarly, heavy traffic on its way from Peshawar GT and Motorway towards Islamabad would not be allowed to use Islamabad Kashmir Highway from Chungi no.26. Rather, traffic will be diverted from Chungi no.26 towards Rawalpindi-Peshawar GT Road and Motorway.

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The entrance of heavy traffic towards Faizabad from Katarian Pull and 9th Avenue IJP Road would be blocked. The traffic would be diverted towards Peshawar Road from IJP Road.

Similarly, heavy traffic from Murree and Azad Kashmir would be blocked at Satra Meel Toll Plaza, and diverted towards Murree Motorway.

Meanwhile, the Islamabad administration has decided to shut down the Metro Bus Service from Faizabad to Red Zone on February 16-17.

The administration has also decided to close Margalla Hills Trail-2, Trail-3, Trail-5 and Said Pur Village Trail for the public from February 15 to February 17.

The order will be effective from 3pm today (Feb 15).

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